Lettered Olive

Ravenel, 1834

Oliva sayana

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Neogastropoda

Olividae

Olividae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 181328

Shell Information

Length (mm): 50-65

Dextral

Chirality:

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

North Carolina to Quintana Roo

0 to 130 meters

Diet:

Carnivore

Habitat:

Marine; Soft substrates in inlets and off shore.

Misc. Facts

It is the offical state shell of South Carolina. It can be found burrowing just below the sand.

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Oliva sayana Ravenel, 1834. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=208387 on 2021-06-23

Rosenberg, G., F. Moretzsohn, and E. F. Garc?a. 29. Gastropoda (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 579?699 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico?Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas.

Andrews, J. (1971). Seashells of the Texas Coast. University of Texas Press.